It’s not a power issue, as the STU has plenty of headroom So what’s a STU besides an uncle long lost in Tijuana? As soon as it is part of our program, we will have a direct link to the product page here. The mids are quite good making the instruments and voices very noticeable. For a formal quotation make contact with any of the merchants selling the product. Clicking on this button will direct you to the product on the associated shop’s online store.

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Review: Asus Xonar Essence STU

It doesn’t feel particularly restricting, but it’s just not quite “there” in the same way as the original configuration. On the plus side, Asus implements a DC servo on the headphone output to eliminate any power-on thump noises. With the option of adding a linear power supply and better opamps down the road, a gradually upgraded STU would still cost less than the base model One.

Extensive use essencd Acoustic System Resonators, noise filters and phase inverters Room size: It does fall somewhat on the lean side, so it still requires a bit of care in system matching.

Which makes sense to eesence – home users are more likely to add a stand-alone amp down the sth anyway, so it’s logical for Asus to throw more resources at the DAC portion. The shop is also responsible for any discounts they wish to offer. This is critical when using a range of different headphones with different requirements. We only partner with reputable online stores, so think trust, think reliability and think the best possible prices. The STX is reportedly somewhat hazy and indistinct in comparison to the ST, which I speculate is due to improved clocking performance.


I have to reiterate that the stock setup is very nice – some people might find it better than any of the variations I tried. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Considering the STU should be an external version of it, I expected similar sound. You can purchase this product on PriceCheck’s Marketplace by clicking on “Add to Cart” and completing the payment process. Dec 13, at 2: We will be still processing data and airtime bundles as per usual on our sister site http: We will be adding additional payment methods in the future so that you have more ways to pay.

Asus does provide an option for fixed, full volume line out via internal jumper. A quick note – my review loaner is an engineering sample which does not quite match the final configuration. Discussion in ztu Dedicated Source Components ‘ started by project86Jun 17, If you’re ASUS, the resources to do pretty much anything you please.

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In the wake of my Essence One review I had multiple reader emails ask me accusingly where and how to buy one. Dec 13, at 9: Select a query type below and message the shop directly. You can view their accepted payment options on their PriceCheck Shop Directory page here: Delivery For a product essencw a “Add to Cart” button the product can be purchased directly on PriceCheck’s Marketplace.


I notice the promo pictures always show it from the “good side” to avoid this. Dec 29, at 4: Ultimately the Asus is the superior product, but the Audinst remains a good value at the lower price. I can see how some people might like this result but I’d call it overpriced for what it is. Of course, analog pots are not perfect, and I get the slightest bit of channel imbalance with IEMs at extremely low levels – as in nearly silent – Xtu hear one channel drop out before the other.

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The drums had a very good impact and were very punchy throughout the song, creating an energetic and catchy vibe. Either way, it’s definitely a product worth looking at.

Bon Jovi — Hey God. Gain adjustment, independent volume controls, selectable DC servo, etc.

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